The digital pen keeps getting better and better. Already a great piece of technology, further advancements in the field are showing that it may well become more space age than we ever imagined. Currently, the digital pen is used for a variety of reasons. It has found a use in the classroom, where students are avidly utilizing the ability to record data and communicate it quickly to others. The digital pen is particularly strong in this regard, and has been responsible for the academic success of many, especially children with special educational needs. It also serves as a great note-taking tool for students at University and college, who find that they can use it to write notes on paper, and then save these notes for later use.


In businesses, people are finding that the digital pen is great for meetings. Many people find it difficult to use a laptop or even a tablet for meetings, where they have to transcribe a lot of verbal content quickly. Having the digital pen allows for notes to be recorded quickly from the user’s pen strokes. This is much quicker than a laptop for many people, and a lot more ‘natural’ for them too.


Not stopping at info


But things are getting better, too. The technology's not just going to stop at the simple recording of information. The digital pen has some great strides to make in the next few years, and already some researchers and scientists are looking at ways to make the digital pen even more revolutionary than before. It is not just about recording information anymore, and future iterations of the technology may even see digital pens becoming smarter than they are now. While we may not see a digital pen that can think for itself, we can certainly imagine there being a digital pen that can monitor the writing of the user, and offer feedback.


Feedback? That’s right. There is now a pen that gives you feedback if you make a mistake. This particular digital pen has been created by a German company, and is designed to help children make progress. Every time an error is made the pen gently vibrates, so you get an instant and clear reminder that you need to check your work through.


The pen vibrates if you misspell a word or if you make a grammatical error. The pen functions in two modes, the calligraphy mode vibrates if you write illegibly, while the orthography mode vibrates twice for a grammatical error, once for a spelling error. This has obvious benefits to students in the classroom, who are trying to improve their academic progress levels, and need a pen to be able to do this.


It is technological breakthroughs like this that show how far the digital pen has come. It is now basically an all-round tool, designed to get people writing again and now, to help people write even better than they did before. These are interesting times for the digital pen, and this level of progress shows this.